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Lessons Learned from the Life of Umm Ammarah

May 12, 2012

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Originally published at http://www.habibihalaqas.org/2012/05/lessons-learned-from-life-of-umm.html The typical Muslim woman, shrouded from the world, lives her life in obscurity in the service of her husband and children. Seeking no recognition and having no personality or ambitions beyond the pleasure of her family she lives and dies leaving no mark on the pages of history. She is of course […]

Abu Bakr Siddiq (ra)

April 11, 2012

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    A slim, elderly man with a fair complexion and a small beard rides his horse in haste through the streets of Madinah. The streets that were normally bustling with life are shrouded in grief. He makes his way through the stunned crowd gathered at the masjid and, without addressing anyone, enters his daughter’s […]

Out of Stock

March 28, 2012

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I wish ‘gratitude’ grew on trees, Or I could buy it from the store. Maybe checkout some ‘patience’ with it, A really big jar of both. Maybe borrow it  from a friend, And never let them know. I would keep it and treasure it, And than Allah would give me more. … But no one […]

The Educated Muslimah

March 16, 2012

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Originally published at Habibi Halaqas http://www.habibihalaqas.org/2012/03/educated-muslimah.html Bismillah  A Muslimah is not an ordinary woman. Her status cannot be understood in this world but will become apparent in the Hereafter. When she is returned to her Lord, she finds that He is pleased with her and to her is granted the honor of drinking from the fountain […]

Interested in a Loan

March 12, 2012

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… Loan Allah a Loan. He asked for it. He promised to give it back, Multiplied many times over. … Read the rest of the poem at http://www.habibihalaqas.org/2012/03/poem-interested-in-loan.html

Correction: A-cuss-tomed to Profanity

March 10, 2012

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I quoted the following hadith in the post ‘A-cuss-tomed to Profanity’ and, may Allah forgive me, I misunderstood its meaning. The hadith was: “Four things! He who possesses them is a pure hypocrite. And he who possesses one of them, has one peculiarity of hypocrisy till he gives it up. (These are) when he is […]

Presumptions of Piety

February 23, 2012

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“… Allah is the ally of those who believe. He brings them out from darknesses into the light…” (2:257) To journey through the pages of the Quran is to pass through doors illuminated by the light of Allah subhaana wa ta’aala. Gradually each verse becomes a new threshold to be discovered and explored and each […]

The Heart Weeps

February 16, 2012

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The heart weeps. Not the eyes. They just drench themselves In pain. Hoping someone will notice, Someone will care. It is the heart that weeps. Softly and silently, Seeking comfort in solitude, And finding none. Hoping only, That a moment of pure grief, Will bring some forgiveness Of some past sin, Or the acceptance Of […]

Seeking Sabr (Patience)

February 15, 2012

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Anger doesn’t just happen. Like a pot of water put to boil, It starts with a hiss. Like a sharp intake of breath. Little bubbles of fury form Deep down, inside the pot. And erupt slowly to the surface. Steam clouds reason. Swirls squirm out of control. As the eyes roll, The rolling boil contorts […]

Sajdah

January 25, 2012

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The sweetness of a Sajdah The bliss of fleeing the world, Just for a moment. … The praise of Allah, The words of remembrance Like magic they open… … Hands touch the ground  Push open the doors between The temporal and the eternal. … His nearness I feel. My heart melts in the warmth. I […]